Thursday, February 2, 2012

Safety Checklists for Plastics Processing

In an effort to prevent injuries associated with plastics processing, IRSST has collaborated with professionals to produce a series of checklists for safeguarding horizontal plastic injection molding. This process includes hazards such as manually feeding the plastics materials and working with heavy machinery. The Horizontal Plastic Injection Molding Machine Safety Checklist refers to sections of the ANSI Standard for Plastics Machinery (ANSI/SPI B151.1 - 2007), includes illustrations of the processes and machines used, and reviews the components of a horizontal plastic injection molding machine and the associated hazard zones. This document can be used in basic training offered to employees and students in plastics processing, however, it does not allow a risk analysis to be done. For more information, take the interactive Horizontal Injection Molding Machine Safety Tour from OSHA.